By: Paulette Brown

A few days ago Jon sent me out to grab some footage for a video he would be working on. I am currently an assistant editor and Photographer, so going out to physically take the footage is a little intimidating to me right now. One of the things that Jon specifially asked me to do was set a custom white balance for every clip I shot.

I was not happy about this, I was already feeling anxious about capturing good quality video and the footage required time sensitivity and being around some new people. …


Today we went to the outskirts of Hanover township and Nanticoke, Pennsylvania to explore Concrete City. Drone footage shows just how popular this place is!

ABOUT JONATHAN EDWARDS

It’s easy to recognize a short film, ad or video shot and edited by Jonathan Edwards. From the cinematography to the clean and precise cuts and film-style color grading — they are stunning.

His work has been on TV and featured on the news. Jonathan has won awards and has millions of views online. He has quickly gained a reputation for producing the absolute best aerial videos in Northeast Pennsylvania.

Jonathan is obsessed with filmmaking and a workaholic who produces several hundred videos and dozens of short films each year, from start to finish. …


While flying the drone around the Luzerne County Bank a very protective mother Falcon stares me down.

ABOUT JONATHAN EDWARDS

It’s easy to recognize a short film, ad or video shot and edited by Jonathan Edwards. From the cinematography to the clean and precise cuts and film-style color grading — they are stunning.

His work has been on TV and featured on the news. Jonathan has won awards and has millions of views online. He has quickly gained a reputation for producing the absolute best aerial videos in Northeast Pennsylvania.

Jonathan is obsessed with filmmaking and a workaholic who produces several hundred videos and dozens of short films each year, from start to finish. …


What I got was something epic! Pennsylvania is such a beautiful state, I am never disappointed with the scenery and breathtaking footage I capture from this area.

ABOUT JONATHAN EDWARDS

It’s easy to recognize a short film, ad or video shot and edited by Jonathan Edwards. From the cinematography to the clean and precise cuts and film-style color grading — they are stunning.

His work has been on TV and featured on the news. Jonathan has won awards and has millions of views online. …


Right away I want to set some goals and criteria that will define what I mean by “Complete Videographer Kit.” These criteria are obviously biased by my own personal experience and work in the field over the last decade. This is as much a lesson in getting started in videography/filmmaking as it is a gear-guide for beginners.

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Disclaimer (read this before anything else that follows)

You should know that this is NOT the approach I would take to videography and filmmaking if I were to start out with everything I know today. I don’t believe you should try to do it all on your own. …


Here is some pretty cool footage in Hanover Township, Pennsylvania when they first put in their new roundabout to solve some traffic issues. This was totally new to this area in 2018. Since then the Northeast Pennsylvania area has added a few more. Hope you enjoy seeing this one from the sky.

ABOUT JONATHAN EDWARDS

It’s easy to recognize a short film, ad or video shot and edited by Jonathan Edwards. From the cinematography to the clean and precise cuts and film-style color grading — they are stunning.

His work has been on TV and featured on the news. Jonathan has won awards and has millions of views online. He has quickly gained a reputation for producing the absolute best aerial videos in Northeast Pennsylvania. …


External HDD’s are great, we all have and use them. However, over time they can become a huge problem to backup and a nightmare of cables and wires. Take it from me, I have been through it many times. The solution is to just get a bigger drive… right? Well, sort of. We are going to take a universally better approach here.

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The problem with Hard drives is that over time 100% of them will fail, taking with them every single thing you’ve put on them. All of your photos, videos, music, projects, and documents gone in a moment. This is a problem even if you’re not a professional photographer or videographer. …


I think I’m going to make this a thing. We shall see. :-) This week's Deals I recommend:

Fujifilm X-T2 50% off

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I first encountered this camera being used by a good friend of mine, Kevin Riley. It’s an amazing BEAST of a camera and is worth every penny of it’s full price. This week you can get it for 50% off! Great photos, near-unbeatable video.

Buy it at Adorama for $799

Buy it WITH the only good kit lens on the market for $1,099

Sandisk Extreme Portable SSD -500GB $80 OFF

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One of the best portrait and wedding photographers I know, Tom Reilly, recently picked up one of these insanely fast, portable and rugged hard drives. …


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Ultra wide-angle Sony photographers on a budget REJOICE! Tamron has just announced it’s brand-new wide-angle zoom that fills the hole in wider-end of the zoom trinity at a solid price of $899!

Buy the Tamron 17–28mm f/2.8 at Adorama for $899

A big plus for this lens is the size, it’s amazingly compact for an ultra-wide zoom at f/2.8 and it is fully compatible with Sony’s Hybrid Autofocus and eye-detect Autofocus.

All that considered: This could be a legitimate daily-use lens for anyone who shoots Ultra-Wide.

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We put out this video a few months ago when there was still a blanket of snow covering the ground. Now that summer is in full swing, I thought it was fitting to share it again. This way, it would fresh in the minds of those who might have some extra free time and are searching for ways to help their community.

Plymouth, Pennsylvania is very lucky to have the Historic Shawnee Cemetery. It serves as a place keeper in History, and holds all the important stories that happened in our small town. Beneath its grounds holds the coal miners, soldiers, and factory workers that helped shape the place we all live in today. …

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I make videos, photos and podcasts that don’t suck. I fly drones, travel, parent and I seriously enjoy life.

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